WSTC Birth to Three Institute 2021 - Virtual!

Monday, May 17 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 16 2021 5:00 PM [PDT]

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Infant Mental Health; May 19 & 20, 2-3:30pm Partial Approval - $95.00

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Classroom & Home Visitors.

Following their Lead: Being an Intentional Partner in Play/Taking Advantage of Teachable Moments; May 17 & 18 10-11:30am Partial Approval - $95.00

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Classroom & Home Visitors. All courses are two 90 minute sessions on consecutive days. Scroll down for more info.

Supporting Staff Resiliency & Wellness; 5/19 & 5/20, 9-10:30am Partial Approval - $95.00

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Time to Create! Born to Explore/Artfully Awesome; 5/20 & 21, 10-11:30pm Partial Approval - $95.00

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Developing Culturally Responsiveness and Serving Diverse Populations; 5/21 & 22, 11-12:30 Partial Approval - $95.00

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Infant and Toddler Language and Literacy; 5/24 & 25, 10-11:30am Partial Approval - $95.00

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Moving from Compliance to the Art of Teaching; May 25-26, 3-4:30pm Partial Approval - $95.00

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Behavior Intervention for Waddlers and Toddlers; 5/26 & 27, 11-12:30 Partial Approval - $95.00

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Nurturing Well-Being: Calming and coping strategies for children and their caregivers; 5/27 & 28, 2-3:30pm Partial Approval - $95.00

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Classroom, Home Visitors, Family Support.

NEAR@Home - Trauma informed strategies for working with families; 5/24 & 5/25, 1-2:30pm Partial Approval - $95.00

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Home Visitors & Family Support.

Three session package Partial Approval - $255.00

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Six Session Package Partial Approval - $450.00

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Monday, May 17 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 16 2021 5:00 PM [PDT]

We're partnering with some fabulous trainers to provide useful and thought-provoking information for those of you who work with infants and toddlers, whether it is in a classroom, home visiting, or elsewhere.

Each mini-course will consist of two 90-minute sessions on consecutive days, and after the course you will have access to the recording for two weeks.

You can register a la carte for individual classes, or for a package of 3 or 6!  STARS credit is available for everything.

Scroll down or hit the 'agenda' tab to see detailed course descriptions.

Limited scholarships available 

Course list (C =Classroom, HV =Home Visiting, F=Family Support, eSp =clase en español)

  

C / HV   

Following their Lead:  Being an Intentional Partner in Play/Taking Advantage of Teachable Moments, May 17-18 10-11:30am

C / HV   F  

Beyond the Bubble Bath: Supporting Staff Resiliency & Wellness, May 19 & 20, 9-10:30am

C / HV  

Infant Mental Health, May 19 & 20, 2-3:30pm

 

 

C / HV  

Time to Create!  Born to Explore/Artfully Awesome, May 20-21 10-11:30am

C

Cultural Responsiveness and Serving Diverse Populations, May 20 & 21, 11-12:30pm

C / HV  

Infant & Toddler Language and Literacy,May 24 & 25, 10-11:30am

HV   F  

NEAR@Home – Trauma-Informed Work with Families, May 24 & 25, 1-2:30pm

C

Moving from Compliance to the Art of Teaching, May 25 & 26, 3-4:30pm

C / HV  

Behavior Intervention for Waddlers and ToddlersMay 26 & 27, 11-12:30

C / HV    eSp

Intervenciones de Comportamiento, Mayo 26 & 27, 2-3:30pm

C / HV   F  

Nurturing Well-Being: Calming and coping strategies for children and their caregivers, May 27 & 28, 2-3:30pm

C / HV   F   eSp

Cuidado del bienestar: Estrategias de calma y de afrontamiento para los niños y sus cuidadores, May 27 & 28, 9-10:30am

Washington State Training Consortium / WA State Assn of Head Start & E

www.wsaheadstarteceap.com

Our second annual Birth to Three Institute! This is a great training event for staff of all kinds of 0-3 programs. We've moved this conference online, and hope you join our great presenters!

Contact the Organizer

Elda Perez
Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist

More than two decades of firsthand experience have provided Elda Perez with precious knowledge about what works—and what doesn’t—in early childhood programs. From designing and planning new programs to implementing quality improvement criteria for existing ones, Elda has done it all. Eager to share the fruits of her experience, Elda embraces every opportunity to help others benefit from her deep understanding. In her role as professional development specialist, Elda draws on her knowledge to provide relatable advice that targets the specific needs of her audience. Whether she is speaking to program directors, classroom teachers or parents, Elda offers practical support that addresses their most pressing concerns. A true team player herself, Elda emphasizes the importance of cross-collaboration in meeting essential program goals. In addition to a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in early childhood education, Elda holds multiple certifications—including as a CLASS trainer and observer. Elda also relies on her considerable bilingual skills to support English-language and Spanish-language audiences alike. With a strong focus on program management, quality improvement and school readiness, Elda enchants her audiences with an unmistakable passion and commitment to early education.

About Elda Perez

Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist
Renee Hernandez Greenfield
Tacoma Community College Childcare Center Director and Adjunct Instructor
Tacoma Community College

Renee holds 15 years of experience in early learning, prenatal to school age children from home visiting, center based and before and after school settings. Her experience includes working in tribal communities, within the military communities and among immigrant populations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with focus on Education and a Master’s Degree in Psychology with focus in Infant and Toddler Mental Health. She has two certificates in Early Childhood Education. She is presently the Director of the Annette. B. Weyerhaeuser Early Learning Center at Tacoma Community College. She is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Early Childhood Education Program with an emphasis on Special Needs, at Tacoma Community College.

About Renee Hernandez Greenfield

Tacoma Community College Childcare Center Director and Adjunct Instructor
Tacoma Community College
Zoe Sameth
Presenter

Zoe Sameth is a bilingual (Spanish/English) educator, speaker and consultant working with all ages to reduce stress, raise well-being and cultivate more awareness, connection, resilience and joy. Zoe has a Master’s degree in Experiential Education and over thirty years of experience in the field. She has provided support to many Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationally and has taught at two WSA Head Start/ECEAP Summer Institutes. Zoe was featured as a ¨Hometown Hero¨ by Channel 5 news for her work with Bay Area schools. She is also the recipient of the Truman Scholarship, a U.S. government fellowship awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities. Zoe’s “Deep Relaxation” and “Calm Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit” audio programs are used by adults, youth and children around the world and will be available free of charge, in both English and Spanish, to participants of this workshop. Visit www.zoesameth.com for additional information on Zoe.

http://zoesameth.com/about/

About Zoe Sameth

Presenter
Ron Mohl
Lead Educational Presenter
Lakeshore Learning

https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/

About Ron Mohl

Lead Educational Presenter
Lakeshore Learning
Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.
Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

Teniel has a Masters in Education from the University of Washington and a long career in Early Learning. She is a STARS trainer and consultant, has worked as an Infant-Toddler coach/consultant through Child Care Resources, and started her career as an Early Head Start family educator with Puget Sound Educational Service District. She has served as the Hispanic Liaison for the City of Federal Way and leads a Spanish Facebook group focusing on infant mental health. Teniel is also the parent of an Early Head Start graduate.

About Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting
Nicol Russell
Vice President of Implementation Research
Teaching Strategies

Nicol Russell currently serves as Vice President of Implementation Research for Teaching Strategies, LLC. In this role, Nicol provides content knowledge and expertise in child development with a focus on research of the implementation of early learning programs and their effects on young children. Nicol holds a bachelor’s and master?s degree in early childhood education and a doctor of education degree in educational leadership. Her research interests include the inequities in education for young Indigenous and Black children.

www.teachingstrategies.com

About Nicol Russell

Vice President of Implementation Research
Teaching Strategies
Michelle Homer-Anderson
Consultant
Region X Training & Technical Assistance (ICF)

About Michelle Homer-Anderson

Consultant
Region X Training & Technical Assistance (ICF)
Rhonda Crooker
Facilitator
NEAR@Home

Rhonda Crooker is a registered nurse in Washington state with over 20 years’ experience serving families with infants and toddlers, mostly as a home visitor. Her passion for equity and social justice led her to develop extensive knowledge of trauma and hope informed practices. Rhonda has developed curricula and conducted trainings on trauma and hope informed care for home visitors, foster parents, educators, law enforcement, and probation officers. She has enjoyed being a NEAR@Home facilitator since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading, time in nature, and time spent with Zoey the Doberman Pinscher.

About Rhonda Crooker

Facilitator
NEAR@Home
David Johnson
Early ECEAP Director
Dept of Children, Youth and Families

David Johnson lives on Occupied Duwamish territory, uses he/him pronouns. He currently works as the Early ECEAP Manager for DCYF ECEAP. David has worked in Head Start/Early Head Start and ECEAP programs since 1990, in a variety of roles; Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Transportation Coordinator and Director (which includes regular food services) in three different programs in NYC and Seattle. His focus has been on meeting children, families and staff where they are at, with humanizing approaches and community and relationship building pedagogies.

About David Johnson

Early ECEAP Director
Dept of Children, Youth and Families
Amy Lomanto
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Region X Training & Technical Assistance (ICF)

About Amy Lomanto

Early Childhood Education Specialist
Region X Training & Technical Assistance (ICF)
Carol Young
Facilitator
NEAR@Home

Carol Young, LMFT, IMH-E® is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Endorsed® as an Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical. Her work has been exclusively with infants, toddlers, their families and those who support them for the past 20 years. Carol is a NEAR@Home Facilitator, facilitates Endorsement Coordination for several Infant Mental Health Associations including Aim Early Idaho, and provides direct services to families with children birth to 3 years old. She also provides reflective supervision/consultation and training to professionals working with young children & families. Mindfulness, gratitude, and self-compassion are Carol’s guiding principles professionally and personally. She reminds herself daily that joy exists in the journey not the destination.

About Carol Young

Facilitator
NEAR@Home
Leah Niezwaag
Facilitator
NEAR@Home

Leah Niezwaag, AM, LCSW, IMH-E(III) (she/her) began her journey in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health as a home visitor in 2010. For the past 10 years, Leah has worked in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health as a home visitor, therapist, and infant mental health consultant for childcares. Leah currently provides reflective supervision and consultation to home visitors, supervisors, and clinicians. Leah is one of five, NEAR@Home Facilitators and currently provides facilitated learning to home visiting programs.

About Leah Niezwaag

Facilitator
NEAR@Home

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10:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Following their Lead (Part 1): Being an Intentional Partner in Play

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Ron Mohl

    Lead Educational Presenter

10:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Following their Lead (Part 2): Taking Advantage of Teachable Moments

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Ron Mohl

    Lead Educational Presenter

09:00 AM
All

Beyond the Bubble Bath: Supporting Staff Resiliency & Wellness (Part 1)

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Michelle Homer-Anderson

    Consultant

02:00 PM
Classroom & HV

Infant Mental Health Part 1

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

    Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

09:00 AM
All

Beyond the Bubble Bath: Supporting Staff Resiliency & Wellness (Part 2)

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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  • Michelle Homer-Anderson

    Consultant

10:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Time to Create! Born to Explore/Artfully Awesome (Part 1)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Elda Perez

    Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist

11:00 AM
Classroom

Cultural Responsiveness and Serving Diverse Populations (Part 1)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Renee Hernandez Greenfield

    Tacoma Community College Childcare Center Director and Adjunct Instructor

02:00 PM
Classroom & HV

Infant Mental Health Part 2

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

    Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

10:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Time to Create! Born to Explore/Artfully Awesome (Part 2)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Elda Perez

    Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist

11:00 AM
Classroom

Cultural Responsiveness and Serving Diverse Populations (Part 2)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Renee Hernandez Greenfield

    Tacoma Community College Childcare Center Director and Adjunct Instructor

10:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Infant & Toddler Language and Literacy

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Elda Perez

    Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist

01:00 PM
Home Visitors/Family Support

NEAR@Home: Trauma-Informed Work with Families (Part 1)

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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  • Leah Niezwaag

    Facilitator

10:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Infant & Toddler Language and Literacy (Part 2)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Elda Perez

    Lakeshore Professional Development Specialist

01:00 PM
Home Visitors/Family Support

NEAR@Home: Trauma-Informed work with Families (Part 2)

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  • +2
  • Leah Niezwaag

    Facilitator

03:00 PM
Classroom

Moving from Compliance to the Art of Teaching (Part 1)

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • +1
  • David Johnson

    Early ECEAP Director

11:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Behavior Intervention for Waddlers and Toddlers (Part 1)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

    Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

02:00 PM
Classroom & HV

Intervenciones de Comportamiento (en Español, Parte 1)

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

    Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

03:00 PM
Classroom

Moving from Compliance to the Art of Teaching (Part 2)

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • +1
  • David Johnson

    Early ECEAP Director

09:00 AM
All

Cuidado del bienestar (Parte 1): Estrategias de calma y de afrontamiento para los niños y sus cuidadores

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoe Sameth

    Presenter

11:00 AM
Classroom & HV

Behavior Intervention for Waddlers and Toddlers (Part 2)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

    Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

02:00 PM
All

Nurturing Well-Being (Part 1): Calming and coping strategies for children and their caregivers

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Zoe Sameth

    Presenter

Classroom & HV

Intervenciones de Comportamiento (en Español, Parte 2)

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Teniel Sabin, M.Ed.

    Teniel Sabin Training and Consulting

02:00 PM
All

Nurturing Well-Being (Part 2): Calming and coping strategies for children and their caregivers

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Zoe Sameth

    Presenter

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